Share this entry

patronal Line breaks: pa|tron¦al
Pronunciation: /pəˈtrəʊn(ə)l/

Definition of patronal in English:


Relating to a patron saint: the patronal festival of the parish church of St Peter
More example sentences
  • On Sunday, I was back at church singing for the patronal festival and a visit from the Bishop of Edinburgh.
  • Although very powerful, the emperor did not usurp all patronal resources.
  • In addition to the national festival of the Virgin of Meritxell, each parroquia has its own patronal festival.

Words that rhyme with patronal

atonal, Donal, hormonal, Monel, polytonal, tonal, zonal

Definition of patronal in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources